Northfleet Technology College vs St Thomas the Apostle College

Northfleet Technology College picked up their third win in a row on Wednesday afternoon, defeating St Thomas the Apostle College 87-66 at home.

The game started off at a fast pace with both teams attacking the basket in transition. STAC showed composure on defense, forcing Northfleet into turnovers and converting on the offensive end as they took a 15-17 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The game was sloppy in the second quarter with both teams trading baskets, as Northfleet managed to grab a narrow one point advantage heading into the interval, leading the game 36-35.

The hosts came out after the interval playing defence to a high level as they held STAC to just 11 points in the third, while also making some big shots on the offensive end to take control of the contest. Northfleet led 62-46 heading into the final stanza, and the damage was done – STAC never made it back into the game. The home side took the contest with a balanced scoring attack, as 11 players got on the score sheet and they made a combined 11 three-pointers for the game.

Duwan London and Evan Longman led Northfleet with 13 points apiece, while Adrian Okoro added 12 and Armen Oliver chipped in 10 for the hosts. STAC were paced once again by their impressive guard Rawle Allicock who had 30 points, while Michael Asaolu and Nelson Adetuyole contributed 10 points apiece for the visiting side.

Northfleet guard Duwan London said, “We struggled to make shots in the first half but played together and communicated to get stops in the second half. This led to us playing better on the offensive end and gave us the confidence to make our shots.”

Coach Martin Parry added, “The score does not reflect the game and credit should go to STAC, they are a much better team than their record shows and we knew this heading into the game.”

“We made some shots in the second half and played some good defence in the third which made the difference today, we will be back on the floor tomorrow trying to improve our game for our next ABL matchup.”

Northfleet will travel to The North School next Wednesday, while STAC host Havering Sixth Form College as the ABL Eastern Conference continues.